developer: Strategy 3 Tactics
publisher: Matrix Games/Slitherine
Game mode: single player
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Close Combat - The Longest Day is a highly enhanced rebuild of the critically acclaimed Close Combat Invasion Normandy, originally developed by Atomic Games. Take command of either the Allied Expeditionary Force or Germany’s Wehrmacht. You will either carry out the world’s largest amphibious invasion to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation or defend Hitler’s Atlantic Wall! This release comes with expanded force pools, support for much larger maps, night battles with flare effects, and more!
Highly enhanced rebuild of the critically acclaimed Close Combat Invasion Normandy title, originally developed by Atomic Games
Expanded strat layer with new strat map image as well as 64 gorgeous hand-drawn tactical maps. That's an additional 21 tactical map slots over the original game!
Comes with all new 60+ battles, operations and campaigns including a new enhanced Grand Campaign from the airborne landings and the beach heads to the advance inland as well as classic CC5 style Grand Campaign available for download.
Battle the enemy in the darkness. Includes simulated flare effects and full lighting effects where ability to see the enemy troops is effected by flare deployment as well as light sources such as explosions and fires.
Game can now be played in Windowed mode.
Extended ForcePool list to display 25 of 25 available units as opposed to the 20 that stock CC5 displayed.
New reports at the end of battle showing campaign cohesion and VL control – track your progress after each bout. Also displays battlegroup cohesion and fatigue status.
Game now accepts maps up to 4800x4800 pixels as compared to the stock CC5 map size of 3600x3600 pixels.
Off-board or off-map support quantities now tied to difficulty level.
Improved graphical communication of strat map connections.
Tweaked User Interface graphics, with nearly all new planes, vehicles and map graphics. Also includes carefully crafted game play manual
No longer requires third party utilities for modding to provide years of additional gaming excitement.
Among the moddable features: ALL strat layer features, ALL campaign details including weather, turns per day, scoring, all support mission types for both sides and locations, battlegroup recycling, battlegroup retreat/disband, supply and much more!
Teams, battlegroups, elements, forcepools soldiers, vehicles, and weapons files maximum number of entries extended.
Capable of representing multiple nationalities with varying capabilities available to both sides.
Capable of simulating airborne battlegroup deployment drop zones.
Further improvements have been made to the AI to reduce some of the more inadequate performance issues, in particular with respect to vehicle pathing, the 'crawl of death', and Team and Unit morale and response in general.
Enhanced Scenario Editor - Create your own what if Scenarios.
Enhanced to run well on modern DirectX systems
Accurately depicts World War II tactical warfare and its challenges
Realistic soldier psychological profiles during combat.
Accurate and realistic equipment modeling
Close air support and direct and indirect fire
Ability to protect your men in buildings, bunkers, and trenches Includes specialized squads, weapons, soldier types, attack Aircraft & Artillery
Adjustable game speed scroll speed and sound volume
... and much more!
Game score 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 33 players' votes.
age requirements: everyone
PC / Windows
Recommended: Pentium III 800 MHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 32 MB (GeForce 2 or better), 2 GB HDD, Windows 2000/XP/Vista